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Arrest Records are public information that the government is required to make available to anyone in need of them. To request a copy of an arrest record, one must contact the station or agency that processed the report. Riverside County Arrest Records may be requested from the Riverside County Sheriff?s Office or Riverside Police Department.

Reasons for going through a person?s arrest records will, most often involve public safety. Agencies and employers will want to do a background check on new applicants before hiring them. A property owner will want to check for criminal records of new tenants. An individual may simply want to look up information about a new neighbor. A background check can reveal information on a person?s private character, and will help the general public take measures for safety.

An arrest record does not mean that the person involved has a criminal charge files against him/ her. It simply means that the person involved had a brush with the law. Riverside County Arrest Records and other California Arrest Records are available through free public search sites. For an official copy, however, the requestor must proceed to the appropriate agency.

The requestor must note that, the Sheriff's Department may remove confidential information prior to a release of a copy of a report. Although these reports are public records, not all are subject to total release to the public. The Public Records Act allows for release of some information, but there are also many exemptions from release. Examples of reports such as these include juvenile-related cases. Juvenile reports may be released to custodial parents, but some exemptions may not allow juvenile reports to be released without a Juvenile Petition signed by the presiding Juvenile Judge. Victims are authorized to receive a copy of a report. However, if the release of the information may jeopardize the case of the said victim, then the report may be temporarily withheld unless authorized by the assigned detective. It would be best to contact the Records Bureau when requesting a report to make sure that the report is available for release.

Registered sex offenders data and other crime reports for areas patrolled by the Riverside County can be found at the Crime Reports Website. The website displays a map with flags for a variety of crimes in different areas. It allows the searcher to select the specific crimes to display for any 30-day date range within the past six months. Due to report processing times, recent specific crime incidents may take 5 to 10 days to appear on the Crime Reports Website.

Riverside County Arrest Logs are also available through free public search sites. There were over 650,000 crimes reported in Riverside County, California between the years 1999 through 2008. Out of all the crime incidents that were reported, close to 423,000 were thefts, approximately 4,400 rapes, and 800 were murders. A crime is reported every eight minutes, averaging to about 65,000 crimes per year. During that time, Riverside County crime rates increased by over 40 percent, while violent crime increased by only 13 percent.